The wolf, OR-33, died of gunshot wounds in late April, but the case wasn’t confirmed until October following tests on the wolf’s DNA.
It is a violation of the federal Endangered Species Act to kill a gray wolf in the western two-thirds of Oregon, along with a violation of Oregon state game laws.
The wolf’s carcass was found about 20 miles northwest of Klamath Falls in Fremont-Winema National Forest, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said.
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